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Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation contract awarded

The Blanchette Memorial Bridge

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded KCI Construction Company a $33 million contract for the rehabilitation of the eastbound Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge between St. Charles and St. Louis counties.

The commission awarded the contract at their monthly meeting in Jefferson City, on Wednesday, Jan., 8. KCI Construction Company submitted the lowest bid in the amount of $32,975,925.

KCI Construction Company will make a variety of repairs including replacing expansion joints, repairing the steel structure, sealing the bridge deck and full paint replacement. The majority of repairs and the greatest traffic impacts will be from Apr. 2020 through Nov. 2020. Traffic in the eastbound and westbound direction will be impacted during 2020. Traffic impacts will be limited to eastbound lanes of I-70 only in 2021.

The entire project will be completed by late fall 2021. Additional information regarding timelines and impacts to traffic will be released prior to the start of construction. Motorists are encouraged to sign up for Blanchette Bridge project updates by sending an email to Blanchettei70@modot.mo.gov. 

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